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Best of the East Bay 2017: Arts & Music

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Arts & Music

From rap tapes to Buddhist meditation, it's our writers' favs!

Best of the East Bay 2017: Cannabis

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Cannabis

From CBD to extracts, its our writers' favs.

Best of the East Bay 2017: Shopping & Services

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Shopping & Services

From cactus jungles to all sorts of book shops.

Best of the East Bay 2017: Entertainment & Nightlife

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Entertainment & Nightlife

From secret rooftops to red-hued bars, it's our writers' favorites of the year!

Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

Congratulations!

Best of the East Bay 2017: Food & Drink Writers' Picks

BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2017

Best of the East Bay 2017: Food & Drink Writers' Picks

From desserts in San Leandro to fancy toilets, our writers and editors favs in the East Bay.

Lady Ryan is the Bay's DJ On-The-Go

SUMMER GUIDE

Lady Ryan is the Bay's DJ On-The-Go

See her this summer all over, everywhere!

Have You Ever Done It ... On Weed? Seven Ways to Pair Cannabis With Cool Stuff to do in The Bay

SUMMER GUIDE

Have You Ever Done It ... On Weed? Seven Ways to Pair Cannabis With Cool Stuff to do in The Bay

Edibles, coffee, and art is one helluva triumvirate.

14 Classic Marijuana-Themed TV Shows — And Their 'Reefer Madness' Lessons

THE 4/20 ISSUE

14 Classic Marijuana-Themed TV Shows — And Their 'Reefer Madness' Lessons

From Roseanne and Friends to Punky Brewster and Saved By The Bell

Bay Area Experts Discuss How Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Will Approach Marijuana

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Bay Area Experts Discuss How Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Will Approach Marijuana

'Uncertainty is the word.'

Oakland Nonprofit The Hood Incubator Helps Entrepreneurs Of Color Break Into The Cannabis Industry

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Oakland Nonprofit The Hood Incubator Helps Entrepreneurs Of Color Break Into The Cannabis Industry

'We’ve been left out of those opportunities for generations.'

Bay Area Cannabis-Dispensary Operators Say Federal Banking Regs Create Unsafe Workplaces, Prompt Absurd Business Practices

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Bay Area Cannabis-Dispensary Operators Say Federal Banking Regs Create Unsafe Workplaces, Prompt Absurd Business Practices

'If you are going to have a legal cannabis industry, wouldn’t law enforcement rather know where the money is coming from?'

Barbara Blaser Didn't Try Cannabis Until Her Seventies. Now, She's A Registered Nurse At An Oakland Dispensary.

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Barbara Blaser Didn't Try Cannabis Until Her Seventies. Now, She's A Registered Nurse At An Oakland Dispensary.

'I’m 71, I don’t care!'

Old School, New Paradigm: An Exploration of Oakland Marijuana Rituals Past And Present

THE 4/20 ISSUE

Old School, New Paradigm: An Exploration of Oakland Marijuana Rituals Past And Present

Days of miracles and wonders, my friends.

Ten Don't Miss Bay Area Summer Music Festivals

THE MUSIC ISSUE

Ten Don't Miss Bay Area Summer Music Festivals

From Burger Boogaloo to Outside Lands to Hiero Day!

The Ladies Behind Oakland's Women In Music Festival Respond To The Bay's Male-Dominated Scene

THE MUSIC ISSUE

The Ladies Behind Oakland's Women In Music Festival Respond To The Bay's Male-Dominated Scene

The festival runs April 6-9.

The (Live) Gig Economy: How The East Bay's Live-Music Scene Came To Rival San Francisco

THE MUSIC ISSUE

The (Live) Gig Economy: How The East Bay's Live-Music Scene Came To Rival San Francisco

Venue owners and bookers discuss the region’s burgeoning live-music scene.

Local Deejay Spotlights Excellent Oakland Internet Radio Programs, Including <i>Lower Grand</i> And <i>All Day Play</i>

THE MUSIC ISSUE

Local Deejay Spotlights Excellent Oakland Internet Radio Programs, Including Lower Grand And All Day Play

A local DJ recommends his favorites.

How To Stay Woke During The Music Festival Season

THE MUSIC ISSUE

How To Stay Woke During The Music Festival Season

Five Do's and Don'ts.

A Round-Up Of East Bay Record Shops (And Record Store Day 2017 Tips)

THE MUSIC ISSUE

A Round-Up Of East Bay Record Shops (And Record Store Day 2017 Tips)

Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater East Bay.

Eating Chinatown: A Walkable Guide to Oakland's Most Delicious Neighborhood

TASTE

Eating Chinatown: A Walkable Guide to Oakland's Most Delicious Neighborhood

Twelve pro tips.

What to Do When ICE Raids Your Restaurant

TASTE

What to Do When ICE Raids Your Restaurant

How progressive-minded East Bay dining establishments hope to protect their workers in the face of Trump’s deportation threats.

Eating the Muslim Ban in the East Bay (and Beyond)

TASTE

Eating the Muslim Ban in the East Bay (and Beyond)

Three spots to support.

Mexican Bartenders in the East Bay Reclaim Tequila

TASTE

Mexican Bartenders in the East Bay Reclaim Tequila

They're the ones doing the most interesting things with Mexico’s most famous spirit.

The Anti-Sheep Mentality of Alameda's Mama Papa Lithuania

TASTE

The Anti-Sheep Mentality of Alameda's Mama Papa Lithuania

The only Lithuanian restaurant in the West fits in nicely.

The Curious History of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Veggie Combo

TASTE

The Curious History of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Veggie Combo

Fasting foods, 'chickpea fish,' and East Bay restaurants that are going beyond misir and hamli.

In Praise of Oakland’s Koreana Plaza

TASTE

In Praise of Oakland’s Koreana Plaza

The Telegraph Avenue market is where this Korean American from SoCal goes when he wants a taste of home.

The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

TASTE

The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

After two decades under the radar, Lao eateries are coming into their own — and celebrating their fish-sauce funk.

Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

TASTE

Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

'Food is very part and parcel to people-building movements.'

Hot Shots: East Bay Hot Sauces from All Corners of the Globe

TASTE

Hot Shots: East Bay Hot Sauces from All Corners of the Globe

'I Like Eating': A Food Comic — Vietnamese Food in Oakland

TASTE

'I Like Eating': A Food Comic — Vietnamese Food in Oakland

Traditional Multicultural Dishes (That Just so Happen to Be Vegan) Here in the East Bay

TASTE

Traditional Multicultural Dishes (That Just so Happen to Be Vegan) Here in the East Bay

Taqueria La Venganza, Saha in Berkeley, and Juhu Beach Club in Oakland are exciting destinations for vegans that want to be part of the bay’s culinary diversity.

Los Cocos Is Living Proof That Oakland's Fruitvale Neighborhood Is More Than Just Mexican Food

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Los Cocos Is Living Proof That Oakland's Fruitvale Neighborhood Is More Than Just Mexican Food

Salvadoran heaven here in the Bay.

Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland's Fruitvale: Taco Pioneers

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland's Fruitvale: Taco Pioneers

While food trucks come and go, Sinaloa’s roots run deep.

Peña's Bakery Is The Bread of Life in Oakland's Fruitvale

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Peña's Bakery Is The Bread of Life in Oakland's Fruitvale

'You should never stop working, you should always keep your word, and you should save money.'

Albany Bulb: A Landfill Turned Art Gallery Turned Environmental Preserve

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Albany Bulb: A Landfill Turned Art Gallery Turned Environmental Preserve

'We don’t want it smoothed over and turned into a lawn or into a conventional park.'

INSIDER'S GUIDE

The Sinister, Evil KKK In Oakland Once Ruled City Hall

The Klan’s incompetent regime started crumbling right away.

California’s Only Black Whaling Captain, William Shorey, Lived in Oakland

INSIDER'S GUIDE

California’s Only Black Whaling Captain, William Shorey, Lived in Oakland

Although Shorey’s descendants no longer live in the historic West Oakland Victorian, the house still stands.

Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland Is an Oasis

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland Is an Oasis

Who says you have to get out of downtown to feel like you’re on vacation?

Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Oak trees allowed native Ohlone people to exist on this land for thousands of years without agriculture.

Lake Merritt's Weird, Polluted — And Stinky — Legacy

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Lake Merritt's Weird, Polluted — And Stinky — Legacy

Developers also nearly turned it into a train depot.

Biff’s Coffee Shop In Oakland Was Googie Glory

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Biff’s Coffee Shop In Oakland Was Googie Glory

Before it was demolished, the Jetsons-esque building was beloved by generations of Oaklanders.

The Cemetery-Park: Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is Also a Killer Spot to Jog

INSIDER'S GUIDE

The Cemetery-Park: Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is Also a Killer Spot to Jog

The cemetery and the city have entered into a symbiotic relationship of sorts.

Havens for Cinema Junkies: The Legacy of East Bay Movie Houses

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Havens for Cinema Junkies: The Legacy of East Bay Movie Houses

Not so long ago the only way to see a movie was to tromp down to the neighborhood theater.

INSIDER'S GUIDE

Berkeley Is The Original Sanctuary City

Whether these laws withstand Trump’s threats will be determined in the next chapter of this ever-evolving movement.

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